Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, a nutty variation of classic chocolate chip cookies!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies |

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies… I can’t think of a phrase that makes me happier!

Maybe the word massage is a close second and nap is running for third, but cookie is definitely my favorite word and snack.

Cookies make everyone smile. Everyone.

Have you ever heard a person say, “I hate cookies!” It’s just not possible.

Cookies could be the world’s best common denominator. World peace through Cookie Ambassadorship!

Why not?

Making Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies |

I like to take cookies to my friends and neighbors as a little memento that I’m thinking about them, and you know what? Cookies are little miracle workers. They mend relationships, form unbreakable bonds, and offer a symbol of hope to everyone who partakes.

Ok, maybe I’m getting a little carried away. Yet I’m not off by that much.

Today’s Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a personal favorite.

I’ve been on an almond butter kick lately. When I need a little snack, I’ll grab a spoonful of rich creamy almond butter and slather it on top of half an apple.

As a hardcore peanut butter lover, I was a little skeptical of almond butter at first. I mean really, what could beat good ol’ American peanut butter? Yet at first taste, I fell head-over-heels in love with almond butter and haven’t looked back.

Easy Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Here I’ve taken my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe and substituted almond butter. Nothing fancy, just almond butter and a little chocolate. I’ll admit, Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are not the most glamorous cookies I’ve ever made.

Yet sprinkle a little sea salt on top brings out the best in both the almond flavor and the chocolate. Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies would be a fantastic addition to your holiday cookie exchange this year.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies |
5 from 3 votes

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
The absolute best Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies! A moist chunky Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe you will make again and again.
Servings: 3 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 2490 Calories from Fat 1323
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 147g 226%
Saturated Fat 52g 260%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 1382mg 58%
Potassium 1403mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 268g 89%
Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
Sugars 163g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 41%
Calcium 56.4%
Iron 64.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almond, or sliced almonds
  • 4 ounce bar of chocolate, chopped
  • Sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cream the butter, almond butter, and sugars together in an electric mixer. Beat well. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Slowly mix the flour mixture in with the butter mixture. (Add 1/4 - 1/3 cup more flour, if the brand of almond butter you buy is runny.) Mix in the almonds and chocolate.
  4. Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls. Lay them on parchment paper-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press the tops of the dough balls with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in flour or sugar. Sprinkle the tops with a little sea salt.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before moving.

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83 comments on “Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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  2. GloriousFood Cakesposted November 10, 2015 at 12:12 am Reply

    These looks very yummy and also easy to prepare! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Loved it.

  3. Ordinary Bloggerposted August 24, 2014 at 8:21 pm Reply

    These look amazing. My husband is allergic to peanut butter and I really miss pb cookies. These look like a great alternative.

  4. Sueposted June 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm Reply

    I had some almond butter that needed using up so I searched around and finally decided that this was the recipe I wanted to try. Bravo! These are great! I get anxious trying online recipes from sources I am not familiar with. Sometimes things turn out terribly. I will make these again. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  5. Sharonposted February 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm Reply

    I love the idea of the sea salt on top. In an effort to be more health conscious I cut back on the salt in the recipe and then pressed the tops of the balls of cookie dough in coarsely grated sea salt. Wow! To keep people from being shocked by the taste of the salt. I make sure that everyone who tries mine know they are called ” Salty Almond Cookies”

  6. Candyposted October 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Great recipe! I made these today and they’re really wonderful! I addded about a 1/4 teaspoon almond extract just to kick it up a notch.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Rating: 5
  7. Annaposted October 21, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply

    I just discovered your site via Twitter (and the giveaway). What great recipes! I have some almond butter I need to use and will try these soon.

  8. wholisticposted October 19, 2011 at 6:30 am Reply

    WOW! These pictures made me run to my pantry to get my Almondie’s almond butter! Will definitely make this later :) My kids would love to take this to school as their snack.

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  10. Courtneyposted September 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing! I added pepitas instead of chopped almonds. Gave a nice color, crunch and a little added iron :) I will make these again and again!

    Rating: 5
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  12. Deebaposted April 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Never heard of almond butter…and am in love with these cookies! Woke up feeling like a cookie monster this morning. Should give these a shot. They are fabulous!

  13. Amy | She Wears Many Hatsposted March 24, 2011 at 5:34 am Reply

    These do look tasty! We had almond butter on hand a few times and it doesn’t last long.

  14. Cookin' Canuckposted March 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm Reply

    While we still use peanut butter, almond butter has definitely become our “butter” of choice. These cookies look fantastic!

  15. Apicius' Apprenticeposted March 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Oh Sommer… You’re going to get me in trouble with these <3

  16. Tiffanyposted March 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm Reply

    I love almond butter in/on everything! I totally want to try these cookies!

  17. Stellaposted March 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Ooh, these sound so rich with that almond butter (and more wholesome too)! Me wants a cookie;-)

  18. briarroseposted March 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm Reply

    These look so good. The sea salt on the top is an awesome touch.

  19. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted March 14, 2011 at 4:04 am Reply

    I’m all for world peace through Cookie Ambassadorship, and to prove it I’m going to make cookies – lots of them – you know for the cause and all ;-)

  20. Monetposted March 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm Reply

    I actually think they look perfect, and I’m sure they taste even better. I love almond butter! Thanks for sharing your creativity in the kitchen! Your words, recipes and photos always bring a big smile to my face. Have a great Monday!

  21. Suzanneposted March 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Wow, these cookies look amazing and your right cookies are an ambassador! I’m having a link party and would love for your to come over and link up these beauties!


  22. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)posted March 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm Reply

    Those cookies look amazing!! :D

  23. Katerinaposted March 12, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply

    Massage is a good word, it is a great word. I wish I had a massage now that my back hurts! i can compromise with those cookies though!

  24. torviewtorontoposted March 12, 2011 at 10:41 am Reply

    looks delicious lovely pictures

  25. Meganposted March 12, 2011 at 8:18 am Reply

    These look so yummy. You are right, just saying “cookies” is enough to make me look around wondering where some are stashed for a tasty treat. We actually had a “cookie emergency” last night and whipped up a quick batch of classic chocolate chip cookies. So yummy! I can’t wait to try these with almond butter, awesome combo!

  26. fooddreamerposted March 12, 2011 at 6:58 am Reply

    These cookies look so good, Sommer. I love the sub of almond butter here. It’s good stuff!

  27. Saraposted March 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm Reply

    As I’m not American, I did not grow up with peanut butter and when I moved to the US I discovered that I actually despise it. Really, I don’t like it at all! I have to skip all great baking recipes because of that. Now you give me a recipe with almond butter and I’m so excited about it! Finally! I’m going to love this one…and of course…cookies…who doesn’t love them?!

  28. Kitaposted March 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Loving this recipe! Sounds amazing and looks great :)

  29. Kankanaposted March 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm Reply

    The cookies looks gorgeous and the idea of World peace through Cookie Ambassadorship! GENIUS !! I can take the job ;)

  30. [email protected]posted March 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Can I be a cookie ambassador too? I think you’re on to something there! These look wonderful – love almond butter!

  31. lynnposted March 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm Reply

    Yum! I can’t wait to get my hands on some almond butter!

  32. shabunamposted March 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm Reply

    I haven’t tried almond butter yet , but now I have to , your cookies look droolworthy .

  33. Susiposted March 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Sommer, I’m actually one of those strange people that is not in love with peanut butter. However, I LOVE almond butter and could easily eat a half a jar (not that I have done that). These cookies appeal to me for several reasons, they are cookies, have chocolate and are made with almond butter. These definitely need to be printed out. :o)